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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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2014 Polaris sportsman 90

My 2014 Polaris sportsman 90 has camber issue in the front tires. The top of the tire is leaning way in and the bottom of the tires is way out. Is there any ideas on what the problem is? Thank You
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You might consider checking to see if the front shocks are adjustable. Not sure of the technical term but they seem to set at the softest setting if they are adjustable. Look for a large lock-ring towards the bottom of the spring. Iím not an expert on shocks/struts but this changes my daughters 90cc wheel camber. Is the camber off with no one sitting on the machine?
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Yes, it's simply the position of the wheel in it's travel arc - looking at the bottom of the wheel, they camber in at the bottom of the arc and camber out at the top of the arc - typical of the single a-arm suspension of the Chinese entry level quads.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Yes and it is extreme. I tried adjusting the shocks and it seems to make no difference.
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Did you buy it new? If not, I wonder if someone changed the shocks and put on short ones. Maybe the shocks are stuck?

Get the quad up on a jack, basket or something to get the front end off the ground - take one shock off and let the wheel down to check it's camber.

Perhaps if it was purchased used, the PO was jumping with it and landing on the front end hard enough to bend the spindles.

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2005 TRX400EX (FOR SALE)
2003 LT-Z400 (needs engine work & is for sale)
2004 CRF250X
1971 Triumph 650 Bonneville (has 5 original miles)
1972 Triumph 650 Bonneville (undergoing restoration)
1979 Honda CBX (6 cylinder)
1970 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc Bushmaster
1976 Suzuki RE5 Rotary (not running & FOR SALE)
1981 Kawasaki KZ305-A
1981 Suzuki GS450T (undergoing repair & will be for sale when done)
1982 Kawasaki KZ750-H (FOR SALE)
1989 Honda VT1100C
2007 Vectrix VCTX Electric Scooter
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